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Fergus County Democrat
Vol. IX., No. 39. LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, TUESDAY, JUNE 6. 1911. PRICE FIVE CENTS Their supremacy is due to a proper blending of correct style, good taste and absolute comfort. We now have a complete line of hoth Shoes and Oxfords m for spring and invite your in spection..... HARRY. BROWN EW IS TOWN TTH QUALITY STORE FARMERS WE WiANT YOUiR GROCERY BUSINESS AND INVITE YOU TO OPEN UP AN ACCOUNT WITH US. Swift's bacon, per lb...........—...............20c S-lb. pails Silver Leaf Lard............70c 10-lb. pails Silver Leaf Lard......$1.35 Salt bacon, per lb.........................15c Nebraska corn, per doz. cans,.$1.15 Utah tomatoes, per doz. cans..$1.40 Stringless beans, 12 cans...............$1.40 Utah sugar peas, 12 cans...............$1.40 Rice, 4 lbs. for____________________________________________25c Gloss starch, 4 lbs. for......................25c 9-lb. sack corn meal........................40c 25-lb. sack corn meal_____________________80c Lewistown Belle flour, cwt.......$3.25 Monarch flour, per cwt..........._......$3.25 Dried peaches, per 25-lb. box. $2.50 Raisins, per lb-----------------------„IOc WILL CUT DOWN VOTE OF CITY Hereafter Ward Boundaries of Lew istown Must Conform Strictly to the Corporate Limits of City. NEW LEGISLATION LAW Commissioners Will Complete Pre liminaries for Opening of Great Register at Present Session. The county commissioners met yes terday morning for the regular quar terly meeting and the sessions are expected to last well intoi next week, as in addition to the usual large amount of routine business the com missioners will divide the county into registration precincts, preliminary to the opening of the great register and the adoption of the new registration plan provided for by the enactment at the last session of the legislature. The law provides, among other things, that in incorporated cities where the vote exceeds 300 the pre cincts must conform strictly to the corporate limits of such city. This effects Lewistown and will 'have the effect of materially reducing the vote of the city. Heretofore, for instance, the voters of the Castle Butte dis trict, the coal mine and the brewery section have all voted in the Third ward of this city. Hereafter the boundaries of the three wards will, for election purposes, conform to the corporate limits. The commissioners will dispose of a number of road matters of consid erable importance at this session. The County Treasury. The report of County Treasurer Grant Robinson for May, filed with the county clerk and recorder, shows a total balance on hand in all the funds, June 1, of $179,481.28, dis tributed as follows: General fund, $13,329.79; contingent fund, $9,021.96; poor fund. $806.58; road fltnd, $183.64; sinking fund, $672.05; general school fund, $766.82; district school fund, $84,104.32; high school fund, $17, 394.32; high school sinking fund. $0, 725.84; library fund, $4,280.79; insti tute fund, $173; protest fund, $358.89; Lewistown, $174.27; Moore, $52.10; Roundup, $261.99; district court clerk deposit, $516.92; estates, $377.30; cor oner's estates. $62.75; redemption fund, $59.62; state fund, $683.75; state sinking fund, $1.56; state bounty fund, $73.70; sprinkling tax. $5.70; un finished business, $1,608.45. The receipts during the month were $8,734.03, and the disbursements ag gregated $29,003.59. BASIN STATE BANK OF STANFORB FORMED WILL OPEN AT THE WEST SIDE METROPOLIS ABOUT JULY FIFTEENTH. Articles of incorporation of the Basin State Bank of Stanford were filed yesterday with the county clerk and recorder. The company is or ganized to conduct a general banking business at Stanford and will open for business on July 15. with Newell B. Matthews as cashier. The capital stock is placed at $20,000. divided into shares of the par value of $100 each ■subscribed for as follows: Newell B. Matthews, Stanford, 45 shares; Loretta J. Matthews, Stanford, 10 shares; H. H. Thompson, Towner, N. D., 70 shares; A. M. Christianson. Stanford, 60 shares; W. C. Flitcroft, Stanford. 10 shares; W. W. Galt. Stanford, 5 shares. Thrown From a Horse. F. C. Metzger suffered a very pain ful injury a couple of weeks ago, says the Hedges Herald. On Tuesday morning he saddled his horse and started from his home near Rothiemay for Lewistown, via the Half Moon Pass. Things went well for several miles, when his horse, whom he was riding with a hackamore, beacme un manageable, and it was either a high cut bank or a wire fence. Mr. Metz ger decided to take a chance with the four-wire fence, and headed his frac tious horse that way, hoping to con trol the beast before the crash came. Not being able to stop the horse, he gave it its head, with the hope of clearing the wire, which the animal failed to do. The horse struck the ground on its back, burying the saddlehorn full length in the dirt, and Mr. Metzger struck, in cowboy vocab ulary, "on all fours." a short distance from the horse. It required several minutes for him to recuperate suf ficienlv to resume his journey. He soon became so sore that he thought it best to return home. On Thurs day he came to this city for medical treatment, and Dr. Hagen discovered three broken ribs, which he set, and now Mr. Metzger is taking a few days' lay-off from hard work.—Lavina Independent; BIG MORTGAGE FILED. Is for Six Hundred Millions and Fil ing Fee is a Hundred Dollars. The Great Northern blanket mort gage, filed in all the counties of the state where the company lias mileage, was filed with County Clerk and Re corder Cunningham yesterday. The mortgage is for six hundred million dollars, and the copy came in print ed form, accompanied by duplicate sheets, already gummed and ready for placing in the records, thus saving the office a great deal of labor. A check for $100 for the filing fee accompanied tlie document. A GOOD SHOWING. Farmers' Elevator Company Holds First Annual Meeting. The Farmers' Elevator company held their first annual meeting at the court house last Saturday afternoon. The result of the year's business was very flattering, as the reports showed that, from a financial point of view, the business has proven a great suc cess. The books of the company had been audited by Chase & Pratt and Mr. Chase submtted a report, whch Mr. Chase read to the stockholders, that showed a highly satisfactory con dition of the business and a most profitable year. A 10 per cent, divi dend was declared and a large sum was placed in reserve, which en hanced the value of the stock from $25.00 per share to $38.75 per share. M. B. Lytle, manager of the com pany. is largely responsible for the excellent financial condition of the concern, and he was again elected to fill that position, and the same board of directors and other officers were re-elected for the ensuing year. HOMESTEADER IS FATALLY HURT Henry Birkland Victim of a Runaway Accident Near Stanford Last Saturday Afternoon. BIES SUNDAY MORNING Dies Sunday Morning—Funeral Held This Morning From the Presby terian Church in This City. While driving with his wife in a farm wagon near Stanford last Sat urday, Henry Olaf Birkland was the victim of an accident that resulted in his death at 1 o'clock Sunday morn ing. The body was brought to this city yesterday and the funeral was held this morning from the Presby terian church, Rev. E. W. Wright officiating. Wagon Upset. It seems that the decedent had been to Stanford with his wife and was returning to his homestead near Alton. One of the horses he was driving was a broncho, and on going clown a hill became unruly and getting over on the hill side, the wagon was upset. Mr. Birkland appears to have alighted on his head and a heavy plow fell upon him, inflicting injuries re sulting in cerebral hemorrhage, from which he died. Native of Illinois. The decedent was a brother of En gineer Birkland, who has been con nected with the county surveyor's of fice for some time past. He came here from the east last fall with his wife and another brother, Lewis Birk land, and they, took up homesteads near Alton. He was 36 years, 9 months and 28 days old and was a native of Illinois. He had been brought up on a farm and had ex cellent prospects in his new home Mr. Birkland was an intelligent farm er, hard working and of exemplary habits. He had numerous friends in the county and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. There is much sympathy for the widow and brothers, who are all deep ly shocked by the tragic occurrence. Planned Dynamite. Muskogee, Okla., June 3.—John Delanccy, a structural iron worker, today confessed to Harry Egan, a representative of the Muskogee Phoe nix, in the presence of two witnesses, that he had been employed by James J. McNamara, secretary and treasurer of the International Association of Structural Bridge and Iron Workers, to travel throughout the country, carefully inspecting all structures be ing erected by non-union labor, secur ing carefully made drawings of such structures and marking the spot with a cross where dynamite could be most easily placed and would be most ef fective. Wanwig-Frye. Miss Ada Frye and Roy H. Wan wig, of Forest Grove, were married at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur F.lijah, Thursday evening, the cere mony being performed by Rev. E. L. White, of the Methodist church. The bride and groom are well-known young people of the Forest Grove dis trict and will reside on their ranch. MAZE HEAZEY IS BROUGHT BACK Sheriff Woods Returns From Cody, Wyo., With the Girls and Mrs. Harry Bowman in Custody. WAS WORKING AS A BOY Wore Male Attire and Had Job Herd ing Sheep—Her Employer, a Widow, Wants to Keep Her. Sheriff W. R. Woods returned home from Cody, Wyoming, Saturday night, bringing with hint Maze Heagy and Mrs. Harry Bowman. The Heagy girl, it will be remembered, escaped from a local hotel several weeks ago after she had been put in a room for the night, Judge E. K. Cheadle hav ing turned her over to the custody of Jake DeHart, agent of the state bureau of child and animal protec tion. The officer intended to take her to Helena the following morning, but discovered that the bird had flown during the night. For quite a while no trace of her could be found and the search was given up. It would never have been resumed but for the action of the Bowmans, relatives of the girl, who commenced writing "smart" letters guying the officers for letting the prisoner escape, while one letter, purporting to be from the girl herself, announced that she had de cided to kill herself and that her body would be found in a certain spot that was indicated. This sort of thing brought on a new investigation and the officers soon learned that the girl was near Cody. When arrested there she was dressed as a boy and was ett gaged in herding sheep. Tells Her Story. According to> the girl's story, she simply left the hotel the night of her escape without trying to avoid being seen, and on that account, probably, she attracted no attention whatever. She made her way into the country and was joined during the night by her brother. An inaccurate report, not emanating from this city, said this youth was one of the Riddle boys, but this was a mistake. In the morning the brother and sister took the train at Glengary and rode by rail to Bill ings. There Mrs. Bowman was await ing them with a team and wagon and they rode to 'Cody. When near that place, the Heagy girl, who is nearly sixteen years of age and rather large, donned male attire. She had no dif ficulty in securing employment from a wealthy widow, who runs sheep, as a herder. The brother secured a job at another ranch and Mrs. Bowman also got work on a ranch. The girl does not give any details as to how Mrs.' Bowman came into the affair, but it would appear on the face of it that she was in the play all the way through, as it was no mere coincidence that she met the girl and her brother at Billings. The report referred to, published elsewhere in the state, intimated strongly that this was a "white slave" case. Sheriff Woods says there is not the slightest element of "white slavery" in it, and this does an in justice to all the parties. The girl and Mrs. Bowman came hack willingly enough, although they desired to remain where they were The widow for whom Maze Heagy was working has been informed all about the ca>e. She has taken a great liking to the girl and wishes to keep Tier. It is finite likely that she will apply to the court to have the girl given over into her custody. This 'would be a happy solution of the whole trouble, so far as the girl is concerned, and would be infinitely better for her than confinement in any sort of state institution. She was committed by Judge Cheadle the last time because of her general surroundings and situation, being an orphan. Agent DeHart will arrive here to morrow. when the Ilcagy girl will he turned over to him. The hearing of Mr. and Mrs. Bow man for alleged complicity in the girl's escape is set for thi- afternoon before Judge B. E. Foley. PRIMARY COMMISSION IN SESSION OOOOOQOQOOOOQOQOO O Special to the Democrat. O O Helena, June 6.—The bi-par- O O tisan commission of three sena- O O tors and three representatives, O O appointed by Gov. Norris to O O frame a direct primary measure, O O which is to be submitted to the Q O members of the legislature for O O their approval before calling an O O extra session, met here yester- O O day afternoon in the governor's O O ofhee. The commission organ- O O ized by electing Senator Tom O O Stout, of Fergus, chairman, and O O Representative Law, of Gallatin, O O secretary. After general discus- O O sion of the proposed measure, an O O adjournment was taken until this O O morning. All the members of O O commission are in attendance and O O there is no doubt that a real di- O O rect primary measure will be for- O O mulated. O ooooooooooooooooo WOODMEN AT CEMETERY. Impressive Memorial Service Is Held There Sunday Afternoon. Impressive memorial services were held at the city cemetery last Sun day afternoon by the Woodmen of the World. Headed bv the Bijou band. The members of the order marched to the cemetery, where a monument was unveiled and the im pressive ritual was carried out, Mayor John S. Marshall presiding through the exercises. Following the unveil ing. IT. I.. DeKalb made an appro priate address. GO AFTER INDIVIDUALS. New Trust Busting Policy to Be In augurated by the Government Now. New York, May 31.—Anti-trust prosecutions in New York hereafter will be directed entirely at individuals, with an effort to put the guilty into prison, instead of further resort to equity suits under the Sherman anti trust law, according to United States Attorney Wise today. Mr. Wise was discussing the de cisions in the Standard Oil and tobacco trust cases, and while he em phasized that he was not speaking for the attorney general or anyone else in authority at Washington, he 'thought there would be no more suits in equity under the Sherman law, at least so far as he was concerned. The only remedy he would here after try, lie said, would be criminal prosecution of individuals. SCHOOL BOND ISSUE CARRIES Sixty-Seven Thousand Dollars for Erection of New Central School Building in City. GRADE SCHOOLS CLOSE Students and Teachers Finish Work for Year—Preparing for Com mencement at High School. The special bond election held last Thursday to pass upon the plan to issue bonds to the amount of $67,000, for the purpose of erecting in this city a new central school building, resulted in the authorization of the issue, there being seventy-eight votes cast in favor of it and seven against the plan. The school board will now advertise the sale of the bonds and following that will call for bids for the construction of the building. It is expected that actual work on the new school will begin the first week in August. High School Commencement. The program for commencement week at the high school is now com pleted. The baccalaureate sermon will be delivered by Rev. E. W. Wright at the Presbyterian church Sunday, June 18. Monday or Wed nesday following the class play will be presented at the opera house, and on Tuesday, June 20, the Junior Prom will be given at Armory hall. The commencement exercises will be held at the opera house, Thursday eve ning, June 22, when Rev, Frank l'owell, of Helena, will deliver the address. The annual alumni banquet will take place on either Friday or Saturday evening, June 23 or 24. City Schools Close. The city schools closed last Friday after a year of most successful work, and the teachers have already scat tered, most of them going to their former homes to spend the vacation. There were no formal exercises to mark the close, the eighth grade pupils giving a party at the Haw thorne school Thursday evening, while the teachers gave a party Fri day night. The eighth grade grad uates this year number about twenty four, and most of them will enter the bill school in September. Lorimer to Defend Himself. Washington, June 3.—Senator Wil liam A. Lorimer, whose election to the senate is to be reinvestigated, re quested today that he be permitted to appear before the new investigating committee to testify in his own be half The request was telegraphed to the senate investigating committee on privileges and elections by Mr. Lorimer, who is in Chicago. The committee, it was said, would be glad to he'ar him. Rathbun-Carlson. Paul Rath-bun, the well-known rep resentative of Lindsay & Co., and a popular member of the local fire de partment. and Mis« Orpha Carlson, were married at Roundup last Satur day night. Mr. and Mrs. Rathbun arrived here Sunday and will make T.ewistown their home. NO JURY TERM BEFORE JULY Condemnation Proceeding Is Brought by the Fergus County Land & Irrigation Company. BREACH OF CONTRACT Thomas G. Heldahl Brings Suit Against T. H. Mackey to Recover Five Thousand Dollars Damages. The district court is adjourned un til next Friday, but in all probability Judge Cheadle will not return until next week. It is now definitely set tled that there will be no jury term of court until after July 4. A Condemnation. The Fergus County Land & Irriga tion company has instituted con demnation proceedings in the district court here against Thomas Cruse, R. von Tobel being the attorney for the plaintiff. It is set out in the com plaint that the plaintiff is to carry out a reclamation project and for the purpose of filling and keeping sup plied with water has appropriated 500 cubic feet per second of the waters of Flat willow creek and is about to construct a ditch from the point of diversion to the reservoir; that it is necessary to have a right of-way across the defendant's prop erty, 100 feet wide by 1,870 feet long for this ditch; that the plaintiff has endeavored to make an agreement with the defndant, but has been un able to do so, and the appointment of three commissioners to ascertain the amount of compensation Mr. Cruse will be entitled to is asked. Alleged Breach of Contract, Thomas G. Heldahl and others have brought suit in the district court against Thomas H. Mackey, alleging that on May 13 they entered into a contract with the defendant to erect the Mackey building on Main street, the price agreed upon being $19,800; that on May 15 they- notified the de fendant that they were ready to go ahead with the work, but that Mr. Mackey refused to allow them to do soi and has given the contract to oth er parties. Damages in the sum ol $5,000 are asked. DeKalb & Mettler and E. G. Worden are the plaintiffs* attorneys. Shoplifter Fined. Saturday night a stranger named MoNearney was arrested for shop lifting, the man having stolen some articles from Sweitzer's. He was caught with the goods on him and yesterday pleaded guilty to petit larceny before Justice Foley, who gave him thirty days. LEWISTOWN TO HAVE POSTAL SAVINGS BANK LOCAL POST OFFICE WILL ADOPT THE FEATURE ON JUNE TWENTY-SEVEN. Postmaster Albert Pfaus lias re ceived official notice of the order making the Lewistown postoflice a postal savings bank, together with the necessary instructions. Either Mr. Pfaus or Assistant Postmaster Horace Moulton will go to Anaconda in a few days to study the practical operation of the system. Anaconda was the first office In the state to establish the postal savings bank fea ture. and as it has been in operation there for some months, the employes have the system completely mastered, and the office runs as smoothly as be fore the bank feature was added to tlie routine. Should Have Succeeded. Helena, June 3.—"The Last Issue of the Lookout," i> the title of a black faced statement appearing on the edi torial page of today's issue. The statement: "The undersigned has sold to the Nacgele Printing company of Hel ena, the printing equipment, mailing lists, and good will of The Montana Lookout. This will be the last issue of the paper to be published. All ac counts with The Lookout will be set tled by the undersigned at the Look out office. "While the Lookout has secured a large measure of public confidence, and a circle of readers as great as could reasonably be expected during the period of its existence, it has not been a profitable enterprise for the publisher, and is discontinued for that reason. "JFBRRE C. MURPHY.'* It is understood that as soon as Mr. Murphy can settle his affairs here, with his family he will go to Cali fornia on a vacation. Returning, he will dispose of his house, and will then leave Montana for the east, it is said.